A majority of the episode is filmed on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The school's sports teams are actually called the Thunderbirds. The domed stadium in which a practice and game take place is B.C. Place stadium, which is the home of the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. It is also the stadium that would host the opening and closing ceremonies and medal presentations for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Next to the picture of Chad in the laundromat is a picture of Andy Berman.
Psych-Out: Shawn and Dulé sing "Freak Me" to an ice cream cone-costumed Maggie.
The five players Shawn singles out from the board in Coach Winslow's office (Bevell, Fletcher, Dayne, Bollinger, and Calderwood) are all former UW-Madison players. Darrell Bevell, Terrell Fletcher, Ron Dayne and Brooks Bollinger were football players, and Ty Calderwood was on the men's basketball team.
The Thunderdome stadium is actually Vancouver's BC Place Stadium.
Shawn: Dude, check the books, I think I just tied Tom Dempsey's record for longest field goal.
Gus: Yeah, no, you didn't, his record is 63 yards, not 63 feet.
Shawn: (about the football practice) My dad would love this.
Gus: Yeah. Too bad he's not talking to you. You should have just gone on the camping trip.
Shawn: I'll make it up to him this week. I'll head over there for dinner. Bring him a pouch of Big League chew. Maybe watch a couple episodes of The Mentalist. He'll be fine.
Gus: Let me be very clear, these hands (holds up his hands) are not touching anyone, I only use these hands to touch myself. (awkward silence) Let me rephrase that…
Shawn: Please stop speaking. And no more fist bumps for the rest of the day.
Lassiter: So, you think someone planted it in his locker?
Shawn: No. I think someone put it there on purpose.
Lassiter: That's what I just said.
Shawn: The line wasn't in the form of a question, so it come from a place of power.
Shawn: How do I look, Jules?
Juliet: Like my 11-year-old nephew in his Peyton Manning pajamas.
Shawn: Your 11-year-old nephew is ruggedly sexy. It's weird.
Shawn: Jules! Color me impressed
and purple, with a streak of magenta.
Juliet: Well, I uh, I dated a Miami Dolphin for awhile one summer.
Shawn:Yeah, so you're, uh, attracted to big, meat-headed football players?
Juliet:They're not all meat-headed. And, I don't know, it's just something about that uniform mmm.
Gus:Yeah, so anyway
Chief Vick: But I can only keep this foot thing quiet for a day or two. Don't want to panic the community.
Shawn: So you're saying this thing might cause quite a stink.
(Chief Vick, Lassiter, and Juliet blink, and ignore the comment.)
Shawn: All right, you know, I just feel like heel. (Chief walks away) That was callused.
Chief Vick: Mr. Spencer, we need you to psychically tell us who belonged to this foot.
(Gus looks sick and goes through a door, attempting to leave the room.)
Juliet: Does he know that's where they keep the bodies for identification?
Shawn: I think he's figuring that out right now.
(Gus makes a strangle squeal as he returns from the room.)
Shawn: There you go. (Gus stiffly leaves)
Juliet: Guys, the chief is not happy. You have to keep your cell phone on at all times.
Shawn: This would all be a lot easier if you would just run with my genius Psych-signal idea.
Shawn: Don't you mean yes?
Lassiter: What are you talking about?
Shawn: It's like Bat-signal, only way awesomer. The silhouette in the sky would have been my hand to my head, psychic-style. I drew up a whole proposal.
Henry: Just relax, relax. Remember, he's a person, just like me.
Young Shawn: Oh no, he's way better than you.
Original International Air Dates:
Finland February 22, 2010 on MTV3
Czech Republic June 19, 2011 on Prima COOL
Slovakia December 8, 2011 on Markiza
"We Are the Champions" by Queen
This episode was part of a special promotion by USA Network, celebrating Super Bowl XLIII which would be broadcast on the immediate Sunday, February 1, 2009, on its sister network NBC. The football-themed episodes involved the three original programs being broadcast at that time, Burn Notice ("Hot Spot"), Monk ("Mr. Monk Makes the Playoffs") and Psych.
Shawn: Lassie, your haircut is worse than Joyce Hyser's in Just One of the Guys. Thank you, and good night.
Shawn fulfills his 80's movie reference quota by comparing Lassiter's hair to Joyce Hyser in Just One of the Guys, a 1985 film from Lisa Gottlieb in which the character played by Hyser poses as a boy at a rival high school to write a school newspaper article after one of hers is rejected by her own school's journalism teacher.
Shawn states he and Henry both like Harry Hamlin. This is notable because both Harry Hamlin and Corbin Bernsen starred on the hit television show L.A. Law.
Shawn tells Gus that he'll make up with Henry by watching a couple episodes of The Mentalist with him. The Mentalist is a show on CBS that has a premise very similar to Psych in that the main character solves crimes by being extra perceptive as well. The similarity of the shows is constantly argued over by fans of both.
The episode's title is a reference to Oliver Stone's 1999 football movie, Any Given Sunday, as well as mentioning Psych's usual timeslot.
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